2016 Keynote Speaker: Peter Earley

Pete Earley is a storyteller who has penned seventeen books - four of which are New York Times bestsellers. Some of these works include The Hot House and a 2007 Pulitzer Prize finalist, Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness.

After a 14-year career in journalism, including six years at The Washington Post, Pete became a full-time author with a commitment to expose the stories that entertain and surprise. His honest reporting and compelling writing helped him garner success as one of few authors with “the power to introduce new ideas and give them currency.”

For over a decade, Pete has worked with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to advocate for strong mental health reform on the public stage. This new advocacy has taken him to 48 different states and multiple countries around the globe where he delivers speeches to rally against the troubled mental health systems and for the mentally ill. 

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